Quiet space created at golf course

Quiet space created at golf course

A dedicated space for quiet reflection has been unveiled at Kilton Forest Golf Course that encompasses a new seating area and an oak tree.

The clubhouse at Kilton Forest is used regularly by a number of groups and organisations that focus on health and well-being, including men’s mental health support group ‘In Sam’s name’ and the Dukeries Memory Group.

It is hoped that this area of the Kilton Forest facilities will be a space for members of these groups to visit, in addition to visitors to the course and members of staff.

 The new area was unveiled by representatives of Bassetlaw District Council, who have funded the bench and oak tree, trustees from Barnsley Premier Leisure (BPL), and Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board.

Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “Because of the number of people who use these facilities for health and well-being purposes, it is important that there is a dedicated space for quiet contemplation. This is complemented by the calming effects of nature that surround the space and the addition of an oak tree that will provide shade on warmer summer days.”

Michael Hirst, CEO of BPL added: “BPL are delighted and proud to support this initiative and are keen to promote the holistic health and wellbeing benefits of such projects amongst our communities and staff. If anyone would like support or to know more about our Community Health programme, then please visit our website.”

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Last Updated on Tuesday, January 17, 2023